Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

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Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
Item # OR-8946
  • Classic Dobsonian telescope is easy to use and offers substantial light-gathering for your investment!
  • The Orion SkyQuest XT10 Dobsonian features a sleek, innovative design and a 10" mirror that will let you see galaxies and other deep sky objects in the far reaches of the Universe.
  • Simple "point-and-view" Dobsonian design reflector telescope is easy and fun to use for the whole family!
  • The Orion SkyQuest XT10 includes a 2" Crayford-style focuser with 1.25" adapter, a 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece and a EZ Finder II finderscope.
  • Note: In most instances, this telescope will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you. Please read the details at the bottom of the product description for more information.


Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

It's no wonder customers heap 5-star ratings on these "gentle giants." For not only do the jumbo-sized optics and uncomplicated design of the Orion SkyQuest Dobsonian telescope bring a "new level of joy to simple observing," raved Astronomy magazine, but they're also the most affordable quality Dobs on the market. Orion SkyQuest XT Classics aren't just good bang for the buck, they're a supernova of telescope value!

Orion XT Classic Dobsonians give you the deep-space thrills without the deep-pocket frills. Orion has kept them lean and mean to keep their prices low for tight budgets. But rest assured, they come fully equipped for adventure, whether you're a beginning stargazer or are graduating to a more capable instrument.

All Orion SkyQuest Classic telescopes feature an expertly figured parabolic mirror housed in an enameled steel optical tube. The tube rides on a stable Dobsonian base that allows easy point-and-view navigation and has a convenient carrying handle. A 2" Crayford focuser, EZ Finder II aiming device, and 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25"), are all standard equipment.

Setup takes only a minute with the Orion SkyQuest Dobsonian, leaving the rest of the evening to marvel at the planets, the Moon, and a myriad of deep-sky treasures. Enjoy the fantastic views - and savings!

Features of the Orion XT10 SkyQuest Dobsonian...

  • The Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian is a big 10" aperture reflector telescope with a small price tag
  • Gobbles up light for great views of deep-sky objects such as nebulas, galaxies, star clusters, and close-up views of more nearby targets like the Moon and planets
  • Simple "point-and-view" Dobsonian design reflector telescope is easy and fun to use for the whole family
  • Stable Dobsonian telescope base and Orion CorrecTension friction optimization system keeps reflector optical tube perfectly balanced in any position
  • Includes precise 2" Crayford focuser, 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, dust caps, and Starry Night software
Orion Product Number: 8947

Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this item will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you. Most of the time, shipment will occur within a day or two of your order being placed. OPT will contact you right away if there are any delays in shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit.

If you are a local customer and plan to pick up your order at OPT, please put a note to that effect in the "comments" section of your shopping cart. We will let you know as soon as everything has arrived at our store and is ready for pick-up.

If you have ordered additional Orion items, we will either drop-ship them from the manufacturer as well, or ship them directly from our own stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. Regardless, we will not charge you additional shipping charges if we split your order, so no worries there.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to serve you!

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-8946
Manufacturer Orion
Telescope Series Orion SkyQuest
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Dobsonian Cradle
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 10"
Telescope Focal Length 1200mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/4.7
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Tube Color or Finish Orion Grey Pearl
OTA Mount Type Dobsonian Cradle
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 47.8"
Optical Tube Weight 30.8 lbs.
Mount Weight 22.6 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight 53.4 lbs.
Objects in Database N/A
Alignment Procedure N/A
Tripod Type Included None, Not Required
CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm
Diagonal Included? No - Not Required
Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Finder Included Red Dot Finder

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by CORNY2 / (Posted on 1/24/2015)
Great scope
This is a really great scope. It's great for deep sky objects, and shows quite a bit of detail on the planets for an affordable price, even in my light-polluted area. Get it, it's worth the money.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Gill / (Posted on 7/26/2013)
Awesome Telescope
I got this telescope for christmas. It was assembled in about 30 minutes and was ready to go. I has a 4.5 reflector before this scope and it is quite an experience moving up to such a large aperature. My first target was Jupiter. In my other scope the light pollution surrounding my house did not allow for very high magnification viewing. With the 10 inch aperature of this telescope I was easily able to see the bands of Jupiter at 150x mag without any kind of light pollution filter. I have a new set of lenses, a light filter and a barlow on the way. I can't wait to see what kind of viewing they will give me. Overall, I am VERY happy with the telescope and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Great price for what you get.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Trey / (Posted on 12/5/2009)
Included Items

Included Items

  • 10" Aperture Optical Tube Assembly
  • 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
  • EZ Finder II reflex sight
  • Collimation cap
  • Dust cap
  • 2" Crayford-style focuser
  • 2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapter
  • Spring coils
  • Pull loops
  • Nylon spacers
  • 1/4" washers
  • Phillips-head screws
  • Screws with round knob attached
  • Left panel
  • Right panel
  • Front brace
  • Top base plate
  • Ground base plate
  • Base assembly screws
  • Hex key
  • Plastic feet
  • Feet attachment wood screws
  • Self-adhesive rubber bumper
  • Large hex-head bolt
  • 3/8" washers
  • 3/8" lock nut
  • Nylon spacer
  • T-nut
  • Handle
  • Socket-head cap screws
  • 5/16" washers
  • 5/16" nuts
  • Hex key
  • Starry Night special edition software
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Can you tell me what is the weights and dimentions of the boxes.. So I can calculate international shipping 
My question might sound strange cause i've never tried dobs.
Can those telescopes in general stand the weight of DSLR
cameras when they are connected to?,i mean can the side screws fix enough tightly to avoid leaning of the tube?

Thank You.
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